ARTICLE VII. COMMITTEES
Section 1. Executive Committee
- The Executive Committee shall consist
of the President, the Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs (who shall serve as Vice-Chair),
and six (6) elected members who are also elected
members of the University Senate. The six members
shall be elected by secret ballot by the University
Senate annually during the last
Senate meeting of the academic year. No one
of the several colleges, the School of Policy Studies,
or the University Library shall have more
than two (2) representatives on the Executive Committee.
- The Executive Committee shall meet at least
twice per semester during the academic year. Additional
meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by
the presiding officer, or upon written request of a
majority of the committee membership. Adequate notice
shall be given for any meeting, and a majority of the
committee membership shall constitute a quorum.
The minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee,
at the discretion of the committee, shall be open to
inspection by the faculty.
- The duties of the committee shall include the following:
- The Executive Committee shall serve as members of the
Administrative Council, an advisory body to the President
on all administrative policies of the University. The
members of the Executive Committee shall also constitute
an advisory committee of the faculty which the President
- The Executive Committee shall set the agenda for
regular meetings of the Senate. The agenda shall be
disseminated to members of the Senate no later than five
(5) working days prior to the meeting, and shall provide
the text, when available, of any motions that are to be
proposed to the Senate.
- The Executive Committee shall review each policy and
procedure proposed by a standing committee to determine
whether the policy/procedure should go to the full Senate
for approval prior to implementation. In the case when approval
of the proposing committee is deemed sufficient, the policy or
procedure will be forwarded to the full Senate as an information
item. All approved policies and procedures will be included
in the University Policy Library.
- The Executive Committee shall, in the manner prescribed
in Article XI,
Section 24B(1) of the Statutes
of Georgia State University, elect and appoint members of
the Hearing Committee.
- The Executive Committee, when consulted by a committee
of the Senate, shall be responsible for the determination
of confidentiality relating to meetings of all standing
committees when sensitive information about particular
individuals would be otherwise revealed. Prior to any
decision about confidentiality of any committee's meeting,
including meetings of the Executive Committee itself, the
Executive Committee shall consult with any individual(s)
involved, so as to determine and take into account the
preference of these individuals.
- Except when the Senate gives specific directions, the
Executive Committee shall, when consideration is being
given to referring any matter to a standing committee,
determine the standing committee which shall have
jurisdiction; provided, however, that nothing in this
responsibility shall refute the President's responsibility
for interpretation of the Statutes and Bylaws
or for determining ultimate jurisdiction when conflicts arise.
- In accordance with Article
VI, Section 1, of the Statutes
of Georgia State University, the Executive Committee shall act
as consultant to the President and/or the Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs in the President's annual
appointment of eleven (11) faculty or officers of administration
to the University Senate.
- The Executive Committee shall receive and disseminate
reports of all standing committees prior to meetings of the
Senate. The Executive Committee may review the reports and,
when deemed appropriate, make its own recommendations in
addition to forwarding those of the committees to the full Senate.
- The Executive Committee shall appoint a Committee on
Nominations which shall nominate candidates for standing
committees of the Senate as provided for in these Bylaws.
- The Executive Committee may recommend to the President
and to the University Senate for their consideration such
special committees as it deems necessary.
- The Executive Committee may consider and recommend to
the University Senate matters dealing with the general
educational policy of the University, and any other matters
which are within the powers of the University Senate as
defined in Article
VI, Section 2, of the Statutes of
Georgia State University.
- Subject to Article
XVI of the Statutes, the
Executive Committee shall have responsibility for initiating
and maintaining the system of overlapping terms, for
verifying the number of representatives authorized for each
department or equivalent unit, and for resolving questions
related to the faculty election process.
- The committee shall elect a chair within ten (10) working
days after the election of a new committee.
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